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St Bartholomew's

Primary Academy

Hand in hand we learn, we grow, we soar


‘I don’t give up and I bounce back from my mistakes.’


‘I treat others how I would like to be treated.’


‘I am friendly and caring in my words and actions.’


‘I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.’


‘I rise to a challenge and I am brave.’


‘I have love for myself, for others and for God.’

Year 3 / 4

Term 3 - They Made A Difference 

Welcome back Year 3 & 4, we hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We are really looking forward to our learning this term. 


This term our Topic, 'They Made A Difference' is History based, where we look at significant people who have made a difference to the world. These might be world leaders, artists, scientists, authors and humanitarians, we will be comparing their achievements past and present. The children will be using different primary and secondary sources of information to find out more about their lives. 


In English, we will be analysing the structure of a biography and moving on to writing our own biography based on our research and using a range of language features. These include being able to write in paragraphs and using conjunctions to extend our writing. If you are able to, you may like to research a person of interest with your child using different sources and compile a fact file about this person. 


For Teaching of Reading our book this term is the BFG by Roald Dahl, we will be looking at predicting what might happen next, being able to summarise a paragraph and identify themes within the text. As always, we will be continuing with our Rainbow Reading Challenge and we look forward to awarding more certificates during our Golden Book Assembly. Remember you can add all of your reads onto GO Read, this can be reading independently, to an adult and in class. We know that lots of children have had new books over Christmas and we look forward to hearing about what you are reading. 


We will be having two PE sessions this term on a Tuesday it will be football with Swindon Town please make sure they have warm clothing and appropriate footwear and on a Friday it will be gymnastics, which will be inside.

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Term 2 - Young Entrepreneurs


What a busy term we had in September and October! We hope you enjoyed learning all about Land, Sea and Sky. This term our topic is called 'Young Entrepreneurs'. The aim of this topic is to start a business selling eco-friendly Christmas gifts. We hope to keep the impact on the environment as low as possible by using recycled good where possible. We will be looking for donations of recycled resources that we can use to create our products that we will be designing.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via the email address below: 


Our PE sessions will be both indoor and outdoor this term, on a Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor), so please come to school in PE kit on those days. Please make sure as the weather gets colder you have suitable clothing and footwear.


Our homework is going to be set each Thursday and will be collected on a Tuesday, it will include a Maths task using Mathletics or TT rockstars, Spellings using Readiwriter and also a Topic task which will be set on Showbie. As part of the weekly homework please continue to read regularly, we will be reading The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis in class this term. The children are welcome to bring in their own books to read from home if they would like to. 


Please find more information about this term with the documents attached to this page: Knowledge Organiser and Curriculum Newsletter.


We look forward to an exciting term ahead, 


Kind regards,


The Year 3/4 team

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Term 1: Land, Sea and Sky

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